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John Krantz John Krantz

RONAN — John Franklin Krantz, Sr., 87, peacefully passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, with his family surrounding him with love and sadness. John started his legacy and the first journey of this life on Sept. 26, 1931. From the day of his birth to the day of his death he touched many lives. He was born to Hyram Franklin and Barbara Ann Jakes Krantz and was the third child of 14 children in this family. He was the first boy born in the family and he took that role seriously throughout his life. John started farming at the age of 5 when his Dad put him on a piece of equipment with horses and the life of a rancher/ farmer started unt...


Quent Colvin

RONAN — Quent Starr Colvin died on Jan. 24, 2019. His services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home. Arrangements are being handled by Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home.


Charlotte Priddy Charlotte Priddy

ST. IGNATIUS — Charlotte Lanphere Priddy passed away Jan. 28, 2019. She was born May 18, 1938, to Inez Kathman Lanphere and Harry Lanphere of Jordan, Montana. When she was oneyear- old her father passed away due to complications from scarlet fever. She grew up in a step-family on a ranch in the Vall...


Arlene Cooper Arlene Cooper

POLSON — Arlene Mae (Eschenbacher) Cooper, 83, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 2, 2019. She was born on July 22, 1935, in Bertha, Minnesota. Arlene grew up in Iowa, graduating from Paullina High School in 1953. She married her high school sweetheart, Vernon Lee Cooper, in 1954. She was active in th...


Carol Lockwood Carol Lockwood

SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA — Carol Ann Lockwood, 76 years old, of 638 South Taylor’s Trail, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 85635, passed quietly, surrounded by family, after a brief but intense battle with AML , on the evening of Jan. 24, 2019. Carol was born on Dec. 22, 1942, to Homer P. Hanes and Mabel B...


James Lake James Lake

MISSOULA — Jim Lavar Lake, 56, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Jan. 20, 2019, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Jim was born Sept. 19,1962, to Roy and Evelyn Lake in Ronan. Jim grew up on the family farm, he was active in the farm operations, 4-H, and school sports. Jim received ...


Jerome Schiff

POLSON – Jerome Schiff, 79, whose obituary appeared in last week’s Valley Journal, was a resident of Polson. He passed away in Missoula on Jan. 16.


John Charles Dark

POLSON – John Charles Dark passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2019 surrounded by his family. John was born Oct. 6, 1949 in Fresno, California to John “Jack” Anderson Dark and Barbara Ellen Simmons. According to stories, John was a delightful little boy and full of adventure. During the late...


Dr. Wayne G. Buchanan Dr. Wayne G. Buchanan

POLSON – Wayne was born in Chester, Pennysylvania on July 29, 1939. He died Jan. 19, 2019. He had three sisters: Diane, Barbara, and Judy and a younger brother, Brad. After being executive director of the School Board of Public Education for the State of Montana for a number of years, he decided to pur...


Jerome Schiff

POLSON — Jerome Schiff, age 79, passed away on Jan. 16, 2019, in Missoula. He was a veteran that served in the Marines. Jerome worked as a welder on the Minuteman missiles, drove truck, and also worked as a mechanic. His real love was flying. Jerome is preceded in death by his son, Jed; his father, ...


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